“I am so blessed for the opportunity. It shows that my hard work in Mr. Crisler’s class has paid off, and I can show young girls that they can be anything they want to be no matter who they are and where they come from.”
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The McLendon Library on Hinds Community College’s Raymond Campus is hosting two traveling exhibits from the Mississippi Department of Archives & History, Aug. 15–Oct. 14.
“These awards come at a pivotal time and provide much-needed services that boost confidence and offer students the academic tools to succeed.”
“The HBCU Scholars have dedicated themselves to their learning and exemplify the talent that our nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities have nurtured for generations,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona.
“We attended college during a pandemic. Many of us may have also had other struggles outside of the pandemic or struggles that the pandemic made even worse. Yet, we did not let those obstacles hold us back, so, again, well done.”
“Every graduation ceremony is special to the college, as we celebrate the success of each student. It is important that we truly celebrate what our graduates have achieved – they have overcome a series of unusual circumstances over the last several months,” said Hinds President Dr. Stephen Vacik.
“Hinds has been absolutely incredible to my journey, more than I could have ever imagined. I had been home-schooled and came to Hinds five years after I had finished high school. I was unsure how I would do, but I was able to thrive here because of the instructors and small class sizes.”
A lot of praying, studying and a few cries every now and then. But it’s a great program with great people who teach you a lot. You learn a lot about yourself during the process.”
The festival is held each spring to encourage and support the pursuit of literary arts among Rankin County high school students and foster their interest in higher education.
“The night was so surreal. It was confirmation of all my hard work and I could not have done it without the help of my instructor and my WHUC News 7 team. It was just a blessing to see our hard work prevail.”